29.04.2021

Let’s get our hands dirty! A new EAEA background report on greening adult learning and education

Time is moving quickly, and anything around the term “sustainability” has gained widespread attention in the past years. From the dinner table to the Sunday night talk show and into our local adult education centres, sustainability is arriving at the centre stage of many European societies. What is at stake and what are our pathways to advocacy for a sustainable future for all?

“We are not in the same boat – we are in the same storm,” states a new report published by EAEA, analysing European and international perspectives on adult learning and education (ALE) and sustainability. Arguing that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has showcased how important political will is in transforming societies, the report makes a compelling case for more advocacy at all levels to achieve a just and fair recovery.

Looking at key initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Green Deal and the European Skills Agenda, the report takes stock of the policy commitments and achievements, with particular attention paid to possible links to non-formal adult learning and education. A call to action offers inspiration to those who would like to increase their efforts in advocacy for more sustainable, fair, holistic and inclusive education.

Consult the report:

20.05.2022 LLL interest group

Lifelong Learning Interest Group on values education and lifelong learning - recap

With the participation of President Metsola, the Lifelong Learning Interest Group of the European Parliament met on the 17th of May 2022 to discuss the question of values that are - and should be - taught in the education system and in non-formal learning. Chaired by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, the meeting brought together Members of the European Parliament, Civil Society Organisations, decision makers and practitioners, reflecting a variety of views on the role of value education in the European project and beyond.

27.04.2022 Uncategorized

Fraud attempt in EAEA's name

Attention! We have noticed that there has been a fraud attempt in EAEA’s name.

11.04.2022 Erasmus+

Include adult learners in Erasmus+ mobility actions – but do it right!

EAEA strongly supports the inclusion of adult learners in mobility actions in the new Erasmus+ programme from 2021 to 2027. However, first experiences from some European Member States show that the implementation of mobility actions for adult learners suffers from ‘teething problems’. We addressed this issue in our new statement, alongside a set of recommendations, to improve the programme.